A story of The Athletic has revealed some ugly truths about Urban Meyer’s time as the head coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars, which lasted for less than a full season.

Per the story, Meyer was unaware of multiple star players in the NFL — including Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel.

“Who’s this 99 guy on the Rams?” Meyer apparently asked a member of staff, per The Athletic. “I’m hearing he might be a problem for us.”

Really, the lack of awareness was just the tip of the iceberg. Below are other instances that were highlighted throughout The Athletic’s story:

Per the report, Meyer also:

  • Told quarterback Trevor Lawrence to “slow it down” for receiver John Brown, after running a bad route in practice. Meyer allegedly made the comment, “These boys from the South, their transcripts ain’t right.”
  • Meyer reportedly belittled a player into tears during a team meeting.

Meyer was fired late during his first season with the Jaguars after compiling a 2-11 record. The growing resentment in the locker room was another reason for his termination.

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